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6 Things To Consider When Choosing A Wedding Cake

6 Things To Consider When Choosing A Wedding Cake

Planning for your wedding can create exhilarating experiences. Planning for the right kind of food, drinks, amount of guests, and the right venue can split your attention leaving you confused and all stressed out. It’s important to maintain focus and make the right choices so as to enjoy a wonderful experience on your wedding day. If you’re indecisive on the perfect wedding cake to choose, you have come to the right source to learn more about it.

Elegant and Tasty Wedding Cakes

Customarily, wedding cakes are served to wedding guests right after the wedding ceremony. It’s the prominently distinct and well-distinguished cakes that stand like an ivory tower and sets itself apart from ordinary cakes presented at other functions. Often times it consists of several layers and is thoroughly decorated and furnished with icing, candles, beads and other embellishments that would reflect the grandness of the event.

Placed on the top of the cake is a colorful image of a bride and groom. There’s a great variance in wedding cakes ranging from the simplest to the most complex depending on the artistry of the baker. Whatever the variation you desire to choose, it’s important that it conforms to the main purpose of the cake, and still be edible and tasty.

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Cakes are an integral part of wedding plan so follow these guidelines in order to make the right choice when purchasing a wedding cake.

  1. Plan ahead

While the choice of your wedding cake is important, planning ahead is a necessity. It is advisable to make time out to plan for your cakes as you would for your wedding gown. Because of the importance of the occasion, it is best to look for professional referrals or hire the services of a competent baker.

Planning ahead will reduce the burdens associated with planning your wedding hurriedly. With the use of a catalog, you can review  large amounts of designs and styles and choose the one that best suits your needs and budget

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  1. Budget

While wedding cakes can look elegant and tasty, but they could be very expensive. It is wise not to sacrifice quality for cheap cost but it is of great essence to choose a wedding cake that fits your budget.

Each embellishment on every wedding cake has its own price. So choose wisely and make sure you know the price of a cake before choosing it. However, you can customize a cake to suit your needs and budget. All you need to do is to inform your baker about the decoration and features to be added on your wedding cake.

  1. Do not skip details

It is important not to skip any details and tell your baker about your expectations early. While you may have plenty of ideas for your wedding cake, try as much as possible to keep it simple and chic. If you choose to have your wedding celebrated in an open area like the beach, you should provide your baker with detailed information, as cakes with very light icing are prone to melting.

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Cakes melt easily especially during hot weather. And when cakes melt, it makes a mess of its cute look and decorations. It’s important that you plan a back -up site where you can store and preserve your cake. Make sure the table you will be placing your cake upon is sturdy and strong.

  1. Reduce cost and decorate your wedding cake

If your cake comes delivered on time and you feel it is under-decorated you can spice things up and add some decorations on your own.

Extra decorations can be done on a very low budget as embellishments are very affordable. You can buy the decorations from any retail store near you.

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  1. Taste is important

Wedding cakes are not just about its looks and how it makes you feel, they should taste fantastic too – that’s the essence of cakes. Most bakers offer free samples for you to test the quality and flavor of the cake. If they do not allow this, jump to the next store

  1. Flower decorations

Flowers are great for designing cakes. The choice of flowers is also important because both synthetic and natural flowers can be used. They are great for decorating cakes. It is important to choose them wisely and to ensure they are free from chemicals. If safety is considered, then sugar flowers are better because they are edible gum paste decorations that have wire or toothpicks on them.

It is important to choose them wisely and to ensure they are free from chemicals. If safety is considered, then sugar flowers are better because they are edible gum paste decorations that have wire or toothpicks on them.

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Last Updated on August 20, 2018

35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, or something else. Whatever happened, the day came and went without fanfare. And neither of you seemed to notice or much care.

But for the health of any relationship, it’s important to make important days feel special. Anniversaries offer the wonderful opportunity to relive beautiful memories, practice gratefulness for your partner, and to show your love and strengthen your bond. Make this year’s anniversary with your significant other something special  — one that will bring you closer together.

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The best way to create a memorable anniversary is to do something new and different together as a couple. Stretch yourselves a bit.

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While boredom can silently kill a relationship, new experiences reinforce the shared bond you already have and create strong new memories. Just think back to the most significant memories you have right now with your spouse and imagine what new ones you can create!

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While you enjoy your chosen anniversary activity, be sure to keep a positive attitude and make your partner happy too on that day. Leave all arguments and day to day detail behind. Just celebrate your relationship. Whether you’re going to spend the day together at home, getting away, or having a wild and crazy new experience together, you can have your best anniversary yet!

If You’re Staying In

  1. Spend an evening with no technology, just the two of you and maybe a board game. It’s hard to keep ourselves away from our computers and smartphones long enough to have a meaningful conversation. Make a rule not to use your tech and you’ll rekindle your relationship!
  2. Make wine or beer together. If you enjoy drinking together, this is a fun activity to try together. Just remember to buy the necessary equipment ahead of time.
  3. Learn something new about each other. With an open mind, try asking some of the New York Times’ 36 questions that lead to love. They’ll help spark intimacy and will lead to some really honest moments.
  4. Have a lazy day. Breakfasts in bed, spend all day in bed talking and napping. Follow breakfast with champagne and dessert! If you feel like getting more active, cook together or play some games. Here’re some simple breakfast ideas for you.
    • Learn to dance at home. This is best for those active couples who work out together and also enjoy learning something new together. Just go on Youtube to find any music with dance tutorials and learn together.
    • Visit model homes or open houses and plan your dream home.
    • Have a special dessert – champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Having an unusual treat makes a day feel extra special. If you want to make the dessert really special, try these tasty dessert recipes.
    • Create a playlist of your favorite songs as a couple. Choose songs that tell your story, and songs that you bonded over throughout your relationships. Here’re some love songs ideas for your inspirations.
      • Write your love story. Write it together or ave each of you write your own and then bring them together in an interesting, both sides of the story format.
      • Get a fondue pot. Fondue is a fun way to enjoy melted cheeses (for savory items) and melted chocolate (for sweeter treats).
      • Decorate! Turn your home into a dressed-up french cottage, a sophisticated restaurant, or simply with flowers. The different ambience will immediately change the feel of your home and make it feel like a staycation.
        • Talk about the future together. It might sound simple and everyday, but imagining how you want to spend your retirement together, or planning future trips can be exciting and romantic.

        If You Want to Get Away

        1. Take a day trip together to your favorite spot. If you live in a city, it can be incredibly refreshing to get away for an afternoon and drink in the outdoors.
        2. Go on a scenic drive and stop at a wine and cheese bar. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have lots of options where you live, try a brewpub. There are tons of small craft breweries with fantastic food options too.
        3. Go camping. Relatively affordable and, if the weather’s right, beautiful and romantic.
          • Take an overnight backpacking trip. For the more adventurous couples, backpacking is an even more intense way to challenge yourself physically while becoming one with nature.
          • Take a wine tasting tour. If you live on the West Coast or in the Northeast, take a drive to the nearest winery. Many offer relatively inexpensive tastings and deals if you purchase a certain amount.
          • Take a scenic train trip. Taking the train means less stress traveling: nobody has to drive, you don’t have to stop for breaks every few hours, and you can sleep if you need to!
          • Save up for a destination vacation. What better time than your anniversary to enjoy the beach at a beautiful resort?
          • Explore a new city. Whether you’re on a budget or have a lot saved up, you can have a great time just exploring an unfamiliar town.
          • Rent a cabin for a weekend away, in the woods or next to a lake or ocean. If you like the outdoors but can only take so much nature, try glamping.
            • Go on a retreat. Yoga retreats, meditation retreats, beautiful natural surroundings … they’re all the rage. Search for centeredness and calm with your partner.
            • Spend a day at a food festival. Many cities have fun and affordable food festivals, occasionally based on a theme. Check out your town’s (or a nearby city) calendar for inspiration!

            New & Exciting Experiences

            1. Go spelunking. Dark, damp, and utterly exciting!
            2. Go on a hot air balloon ride. Because the basket is relatively small, this can be a romantic and deeply personal – and yet thrilling –
              experience.
              • Try sky diving. If you and you S.O. are real thrill-seekers, sky diving can really push you to the edge!
              • Explore the underwater world by snorkeling or scuba diving. This may take you far away from where you normally live and work, which is an added bonus.
              • Experience white water rafting.
              • Drive or hike to the highest spot nearby for a new view of the world. America has tons of beautiful mountains where challenging hikes (or drives) can deliver breathtaking views.
              • Take a craft or cooking class. Up your craft skills or food  making skills, and enjoy something new!
                • Take a wine and painting class today. These classes are easily found these days and even a beginning painter can create a nice painting. Challenging but relaxing, fun, and you get to go home with some artwork!
                • Learn to salsa dance. Dancing is a fantastic way to actively get closer and coordinate physically with one another.
                  • Visit a nearby festival you’ve always wanted to go to. Have fun and let go with fellow audience-members!
                  • Spend the day at an amusement park together. Laugh and carry on like teenagers.
                  • Meet new people! At a restaurant, concert, or class, make it a point to meet new friends. Striking up conversation with someone you don’t know – but with whom you have shared interests – can be an adventurous and rewarding experience.

                  Whether your budget is big or small, and whether you have a little or a ton of time together, focus on each other. There are tons of options, in terms of location, level of physical activity, and cost. You can make the day special in a way that’s right for you!

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